Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne,
Lately Dead: Joan Pickup, Annie Walsh, Mary Spittle, Rhoda Cawley, Bill Heyes
Anniversaries: Fred Duckworth, Thomas & Kathleen Wood
Masses this week:
Mon - No Mass Tues – 9.30am Mass (Feast of the Visitation)
Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs- 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition
Fri – 12noon followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart)
The Parish Office will only be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.
The Altar Fund has now reached £26,608.12 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.
A Big Thank You to all those who helped to make poppies last Wed either in the Presbytery, where there was a great turnout and atmosphere, or at home.
Pope Francis to the Youth about Sainthood
"We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (…) We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hotdogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints "Pope Francis
Pope Francis – The Dignity in Everyone
"Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person's life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God." Pope Francis